Willoughby City

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in Willoughby City than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Willoughby City's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Willoughby City 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers2,2195.911.92,2866.312.7-67
Community and Personal Service Workers2,4426.510.62,6587.310.4-216
Clerical and Administrative Workers4,41111.813.04,47912.313.8-68
Sales Workers2,5706.98.02,9338.19.2-363
Machinery Operators And Drivers6211.76.05221.46.1+99
Inadequately described or not stated6621.81.97051.91.8-43
Total Persons37,309100.0100.036,314100.0100.0+995

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Willoughby City in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (15,460 people or 41.4%)
  • Managers (7,726 people or 20.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (4,411 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 27,597 people in total or 73.9% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 25.8% in Professionals; 14.6% in Managers and 13.0% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Willoughby City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (41.4% compared to 25.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (20.7% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (5.9% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (3.2% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Willoughby City increased by 995 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2016 and 2021 in Willoughby City were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+986 persons)
  • Managers (+796 persons)
  • Sales Workers (-363 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (-216 persons)

Willoughby City Council

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